Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon – 04
「夜天下の暗躍者」 (Yotenka no Anyakusha)
“Covert Ops under the Night Sky”
After three long episodes that spanned the course of a single day, I’m proud to say that time seems to finally be moving forward. Instead of jumping from side story to side story I really enjoyed that things seemed to finally settle on a single main point. While it may not have been the one involving Toori and what he’s going to do with that P-01/Horizon-clone, I’m content that there’s finally some conflict building.
Thus far, it would seem that big things are building down in Mikawa. If people getting randomly spirited away weren’t bad enough, I didn’t expect that the people leading the country would go as far as blowing up the whole thing! I still can’t figure out what rewards could be reaped from distorting the tectonic plates under Mikawa; especially when the entire city has already been evacuated. Other than the notion of starting the Genesis Project which I believe is supposed to be part of the plan to “re-live” history, there were a lot more questions raised than answered this week.
Character-wise, it was a whole lot easier to understand things when there were only a few to focus on. Unlike previous episodes where the camera jumps from a handful of different characters, I really enjoyed watching Futayo’s story play out. Not only is she another representative of the Honda family but I’m curious how she will handle all of this responsibility thats been suddenly thrown on her. Not only is she fighting to gain the trust of the people who control the world, but she’s also fighting the urge to help her father who’s fighting against the very same people.
Seeing how I haven’t read the light novel nor do I have any intention to, I’m excited for what the weeks ahead have to offer. For a show that’s only redeeming factor was a flamboyant main character with a complete disregard for the rules society has set, I’m glad to see that bigger things are coming into play. The stage for conflict has finally been set by the lords of Mikawa and all that’s left is for someone to pull the trigger.
ED2: 「Stardust Melodia」 by Ceui
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